11/10/2010 2:54PM

Churchill Downs: Oh times they are a changin' - dead rail appears gone, poof!


With four main-track races in the books Wednesday, the dead rail that was obvious last week appears to have disappeared.

Horses racing along the inside have won three of the first four races, with the exception coming in the fourth race when Mahogany Road rallied on the outside to wear down rail-skimming frontrunner Mahogany Storm.

The jockeys also aren't riding so far off the inside, as many were last week.

Calvin Borel, in fact, turned in one of his well known fence-hugging rides about victorious Mr. Influential in the third. He kept the winner glued to the fence, never losing an inch of ground, and his mount rallied from last to prevail.